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Bread Tax: Perm Sec Gets Query, Faces Disciplinary Panel

By Centus Nweze

Usman Ibrahim, Perm Sec in Kogi State ministry of Commerce and Industry, alleged to have signed document authorizing bread tax to be levied on Kogi people may have been fingered for disciplinary action, elombah.com learnt.

As gathered by Elombah.com, an official query is believed to have been issued to him by the Head of Service of the state, Mrs Deborah Ogunmola.

In the said letter Ibrahim, the affected official, was directed to respond within 24 hours the rationale behind his action and why disciplinary measures shouldn’t be taken against him.

The HOS stated that the concerned official on the 9th of November, 2020 signed a letter addressed to the Chairman, Association of Master Bakers and Caterers of Nigeria (AMBCN) Kogi state branch on the subject of introducing an identified consulting company and levies on bread to all bakers and caterers doing business in the state.

Mrs. Ogunmola added that investigation revealed that the official acted without obtaining the approval of the Honourable Commissioner of the ministry and could not provide any file documenting the approval for the dissemination of such information.

The HOS stipulated that despite the official’s denial, his actions contravened the provisions of Public Service Rules, Section 4 – 030402 (1), (N) and (o) which might lead to his dismissal from the service.

Kogi State government has come under wide condemnation, for allegedly introducing bread leavy. The move was seen as capable of inflicting more pains on citizens.

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